So it's been four days since my surgery, and I feel great! I can breathe deeply now. I only feel sore if I bend over or go from a lying to sitting position. Yeah, it's like I've done 1001 crunches.
Fortunately, I haven't had much nausea, no throwing up. I've been tolerating my liquid diet, but honestly, I'm hungry. LIQUIDS SUCK! I've been averaging 500 - 700 calories per day. This seems unfathomable to me. I used to eat meals that were 800 calories.
The hardest part is cooking for my son...but I want to do this for him. I want to thank him for how well he took care of me immediately after my surgery. And, honestly, I need this challenge for myself. Let's face it, the temptations will still be there. And I need to know that I can face them head on and succeed. Each meal, each day is a notch in my belt of success.
I've been working out at the gym. Again, another challenge is to push through the soreness and get my butt moving.
My incisions are still closed but I've had to wear BandAids because I keep finding little, tiny blood spots on my t-shirts. Especially at the top incisions, where my underwire kind of digs into them.
My first post-op appointment is August 2. I return to work tomorrow. I think I'll do okay, I do seem to tire easily, but we'll see how it goes. I won't know unless I try.